The ACC announced on Wednesday that Pitt would open the 2019 season under the lights at Heinz Field, facing Virginia in a prime-time matchup. Along with that came news that the Week 2 matchup with Ohio would kick off from the same venue at 11 a.m., with both games set to be featured on the ACC Network.
On Thursday, the conference revealed that two more Pitt games will kick off in prime time, as the team is set to take on Syracuse at the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 and North Carolina at Heinz Field at 8 p.m. Both games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
This is the second time in two years Pitt will host North Carolina for a prime-time matchup, as they faced each other at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2017. That was Pitt’s only night game that year, but since then, the Panthers have been assigned an additional one each season and picked up a bonus night game last year.
In 2018, Pitt notably hosted Penn State on Sept. 8 on a soggy evening at Heinz Field in addition to traveling to Scott Stadium on Nov. 2 to snap Virginia’s three-game winning streak and take the lead in the race for the ACC Coastal. Pitt would not relinquish that lead and landed in the ACC Championship Game opposite Clemson as a result, giving the team its third prime-time matchup of the season.
With Thursday’s announcement, full details have been provided for one-third of Pitt’s 2019 schedule, but the start times and broadcast information for the remaining eight games have yet to be released.
Pitt's football schedule, as it currently stands, can be seen below:
Aug. 31 - Pitt vs. Virginia (7:30 p.m. ET, ACC)
Sept. 7 - Pitt vs. Ohio (11 a.m. ET, ACC)
Sept. 14 - Pitt at Penn State
Sept. 21 - Pitt vs. UCF
Sept. 28 - Pitt vs. Delaware
Oct. 5 - Pitt at Duke
Oct. 18 - Pitt at Syracuse (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Oct. 26 - Pitt vs. Miami
Nov. 2 - Pitt at Georgia Tech
Nov. 14 - Pitt vs. North Carolina (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Nov. 23 - Pitt at Virginia Tech
Nov. 30 - Pitt vs. Boston College